Durban Central Places of Interest

Durban Central is situated in Durban, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Durban Central

Brook Street Cemetery

Brook Street Cemetery lies in the west end of Durban's city centre, alongside the Victoria Street, Early Morning and Brook Street markets (part of the Markets of Warwick tour; a highlight of any visit to ...

Denis Hurley Centre

The Denis Hurley Centre opened in central Durban, alongside the Roman Catholic Emmanuel Cathedral, in November 2015. Named after the bishop, Denis Hurley, who performed a pivotal role in the fight against ...

Durban City Hall

Although the area that is today known as Durban has been inhabited by human beings for tens of thousands of years, it was only when Portuguese Explorer, Vasco Da Gama, ‘discovered’ it in 1497 that it was ...

Durban International Convention Centre

A focal point of Durban's Central business district, the International Convention Centre Durban is a functional space in an aesthetic environment. Centrally located and just a quarter of an hour from the ...

Durban Natural Science Museum

The Durban Natural Science Museum is dedicated to the earth, it's history, it future, its life and the life forms that live and have lived on it. The worldly home of this historic earth collection is housed in ...

Durban's Rooftop Garden

A couple of blocks up from Rivertown – a private inner-city urban regeneration project that is converting Durban's city centre into a trendy living and working space - and just over the way from the ...

Emmanuel Cathedral

The beautiful Emmanuel Cathedral is part of Durban's landscape, tucked rather snuggly into Cathedral Street against the prominent flyover of the N3 highway just as it descends into the centre of town and the ...

Gugu Dlamini Park

What is, essentially, a roof garden above the Workshop in central Durban, the Gugu Dlamini Park (formerly Central Park) was named on World Aids Day, 1 December 2000, in tribute to Gugu Dlamini for breaking the ...

Hazrath Badsha Peer Shrine

In the midst of the busy market on Victoria Street stands the Brook Street cemetery, one of the most famous and oldest cemeteries in Durban. Here, in amongst the four different religious denominations of the ...

Indian Quarter

Speak to anyone who has lived in Durban for years about the 'Indian Quarter' and for a moment they will hesitate, for they know this part of town simply as 'Grey Street', which is even more confusing as its ...

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

Widely regarded as Africa's premier orchestra, the KZNPO's commitment to musical excellence has been the driving force behind the myriad of live concerts given annually, as well as a comprehensive education ...

Medwood Gardens

In the heart of the bustling city centre of Durban, where industry and commerce happily collide in a haze of activity, the tranquillity of the Medwood Gardens comes rather unexpectedly. This little retreat, ...

Old Durban Railway Station

In Durban Central, the heart of the bustling conurbation of KwaZulu-Natal, is a real taste of history. The Old Durban Railway Station, as well as the City Hall and Old Post Office, exude the classically ...

Rivertown Precinct

Durban's Rivertown has been described as a 'cultural revival spot', a major regeneration of the Durban CBD, and a revamp of the heart of Durban. It is Durban the way you've never seen it before. Not to be left ...

St Paul's Church

Just across the road from the Durban City Hall, in Monty Naicker Street (what used to be Pine Street), is a square in which stands an old vicarage and the 1909 St Paul's Church. The Gothic Revival Edwardian ...

The Markets of Warwick Tour

Combining a bird's eye view of how most people live in Durban with a rather interesting shopping experience (you are encouraged to bring along your wallet and money to spend money, particularly at the bead ...

Vasco Da Gama Memorial

In the heart of the Victoria Embankment (now known as Margaret Mncadi Avenue) stands the Vasco da Gama Clock, there to memorialise Vasco Da Gama's first sighting of Durban, which happened on the eve of ...

West Street Mosque

Although popularly known as the West Street Masjid (masjid is Arabic for mosque), this beautiful Edwardian interpretation of a place of worship's full name is the Juma Masjid Sunnat Jamat Anjuman Islam, or ...

Attractions AROUND Durban Central

Beachwood Golf Course

The Beachwood Golf Course is part of Durban Country Club lying about 2 km north of Durban Country Club. Although it borders the Indian Ocean, Beachwood does not quite have the accentuated undulating fairways ...

Dick King Statue

Dick King is best known for his epic 10-day ride from Durban (then it was called Port Natal) to Grahamstown in 1842 to round up reinforcements for the British. At the time, Durban was in danger from the Boer ...

Durban Beaches

As the main metropolis of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, Durban certainly has much to see and do. However, year after year, its beautiful beaches continue to be the lure that attracts visitors from all over the ...

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens are famous for the original specimen of a Cycad (Encephalartos woodii) that is still widely acknowledged as probably the rarest plant in the world, as well as for its extensive ...

Durban Country Club

Durban Country Club comprises of two golfing estates separated by the Umgeni River. Lying just south of the river, in fact bordered by both the river and the sparkling waters of the warm Indian Ocean lies the ...

Durban Yacht Mole

Durban's Victoria Embankment, also known as the Esplanade, and now more offically renamed Margaret Mncadi Avenue, is one of the major landmarks of the city. It runs part of the length of the harbour, apartment ...

Royal Durban Golf Club

Flat but interesting championship course within the confines of the Greyville horse racing track, and close to the city centre. Several holes border on the racetrack on the opening nine, so don't come to Royal ...

The Indian Quarter

The two-storey building that is the Victoria Street Market, with under cover parking below, is a top-to-bottom array of clothing, leather goods, jewellery and the odd Indian spice shop. But if you are looking ...

Umgeni River Bird Park

Designed and built in an old quarry site on the banks of the Umgeni River, just 10 minutes outside Durban, the Umgeni River Bird Park is one of the greatest attractions of the city. Walk-through aviaries, ...

uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban's Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World - spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach ...

... and little further afield

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in ...

Durban and Surrounds Birding Route

The Durban and Surrounds Birding Route is a sub-section of the Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route, which boasts not only all three of the country's crane species (blue, grey crowned, and wattled) but also ...

Inanda Seminary

Founded by the American Board of Missions (ABM) in 1869 the Inanda Seminary is one of the oldest girls' schools in South Africa, a private all-girls independent Christian boarding school. It was one of the ...

Inchanga Choo Choo

The Inchanga Choo Choo departs from Kloof, which is just 25 kilometres from the urban epicentre of Durban. This scenic suburb is the perfect point from which to launch your steam train adventure. From here, ...

Natal Sharks Board

The only organisation of its kind in the world, the Natal Sharks Board protects beach users in KwaZulu Natal against shark attack with an extensive and effective network of shark nets that extend along 320 ...

Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve

The 10 hectare reserve has its entrance on Princess Alice Avenue and is open daily to locals who walk the reserve's trails and explore the over 110 species of trees, almost all of which are indigenous to the ...

Roosfontein Nature Reserve

The reserve covers 150 hectares of South African grasslands, with a fair smattering of wild flowers and other gorgeous vegetation. This is the ideal retreat for those visiting or living in Durban that want a ...

Sardine Run

The Sardine Run is an annual migration of sardines along South Africa's east coast, between May and July. These tiny fish migrate from the cold waters of the Cape to seek the warmer, sub-tropical waters of ...

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve

The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is small at only 26 hectares, but the trails are stunning and lead through dune forest, across the lagoon and onto the beach. At the lagoon mouth are the remains of a Stone ...

Valley of 1000 Hills Route

The Valley of 1000 Hills Route is one of KwaZulu Natal's best kept secrets. The Valley of a 1000 Hills forms around the majestic valley created by the Mngeni River and it's tributaries. Many artists and ...

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